Articles Tagged ‘Volunteering Opportunities’

Tomás Volunteering Story: Do Good, Feel Good

imagesTomás O Caoimh has always been used to having a busy schedule but when he found himself with some time on his hands he decided to embrace the opportunity. His first port of call was the Kerry Volunteer Centre. “I had always known the Kerry Volunteer Centre was there, just from passing the door or seeing it in the paper but this was the first time I contacted them,” Tomás who is currently out on disability leave explained. “In the past, I would have been involved in the Simon Community and St Vincent De Paul when I was in college I was always interested in volunteering and I had some time on my hands,” he added.

Kerry Cork Health Link Bus service gearing up for a new challenge

KerryCorkLink 66WHEN most people think of the Kerry Cancer Support Group, set up in 2007, the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus springs to mind and it’s no surprise. The bus, which transports cancer patients to and from hospital appointments, has become a regular sight on the road to Cork. The bus remains the groups “signature service” and it operates to and from CUH every day, empowering patients to attend radiotherapy appointments. It also facilities appointments in the nearby Bons Secours, Cork Clinic and on occasion the Mercy Hospital depending on patients needs.

Yet, what many people may not be aware of are the many additional and new services the group now provides thanks to the support of it’s team of voluntary fundraisers, drivers and committee members. One of the less well know services offered through the Kerry Cancer Support Group is it’s education, information and awareness work: “We go to the secondary schools, to groups, anyone really who wants us to come and speak to them in Kerry- in and around awareness, know your body and prevention” explained Breda Dyland, Manager of the Kerry Cancer Support Group.

October Volunteering Opportunities

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binary options Anne Mackenzie said she volunteers because "I want to say thank you to the many people who have given time to me and to my family over the years".

Volunteering has many benefits, some of which include meeting new people, making new friends and giving back to the community. Take a look at the list of Volunteer Opportunities below and see what possabilities arise...

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One organisations story about involving and valuing Volunteers

logo x350With no full time employees and just two part time staff the Tralee International Resource Centre(TIRC) simply couldn’t exist without its volunteers, they are a core part of every service they provide. TIRC works, since 2009, to support integration in Tralee by providing a drop in facility and services to asylum seekers, refugees and the broader international community. Volunteers have been a key part of the TIRC from the very beginning and they value their Volunteers' involvement.

Seamus' story

Seamus Friel retired in August 2016 but soon found his skills in demand at the Down Syndrome Kerry ‘321 Charity Shop’ and Coffee Dock in Tralee. Seamus who is a trained electrician and worked for 16 years in maintenance at the Kostal factory in Abbeyfeale started helping out in the store in October of last year. 

Sylvia's Volunteering Story

Sylvia Thompson is an extremely active and enthusiastic volunteer’ admitting that “I can volunteer up to six days a week depending on what is ongoing. There is always a lot going on. I am retired officially but I like meeting people I enjoy it all, I only volunteer in what I enjoy to do,” Sylvia remarked.

Volunteer Opportunities July 2015

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Why people in Kerry Volunteer? "I believe it contributes in a very positive way to create a better society. It makes me feel part of my community.'' ''It's giving back to the community & helping to make a difference.''

Whatever your reasons might be, there are lots of possibilities to get involved this summer. See our full list of volunteering opportunities available in Kerry.

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Volunteer Opportunities June 2015

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"I believe we are put on this earth to be of service. It's how I find meaning in my life. And it's fun!"
-- Dana Delany

We celebrated National Volunteering Week last month and there are plenty of reasons to volunteer in June as well. Browse through list of available volunteering opportunities in Kerry and let us know if you would like to help.

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Volunteer Opportunities March 2015

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Nollaig from Kerry General Hospital is thanking volunteers for their "assistance and care during times of need. All help is appreciated".

There are over 150 volunteering opportunities to choose from. You can volunteer at once off events or commit to a longer period with a charity or not for profit organisation.

Download a full list of volunteering opportunities in County Kerry.

Volunteer Opportunities November

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Fatima Visanji-Speight says she volunteers because "I care and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing I can make a difference to the quality of life".

Volunteering can be of benifit to the both the volunteer and to the community as a whole. Take that first step towards volunteering by looking at our list of Volunteer Opportunities below!

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Volunteering in Your Retirement

If you would like to find out how to get involved in Volunteering locally in your retirement do drop by the Kerry Volunteer Centre information stand at the Active Over 50 Plus Expo in Killarney on Sunday 7th at the Malton Hotel and Conference Centre in Killarney. Voluntary groups, sporting organisations and charities across Kerry are keen to involve people with life experience, resourcefulness, qualifications, abilities and energy. In fact, over 50’s along with retirees make up the lifeblood of dozens of Kerry organisations and voluntary community.